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Imagination and Movements

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become a slave of your model. –Vincent Van Gogh I wonder: In the building of movements, do we depend upon a combination of methods, knowledge, and skills when what we need most is imagination? Skye...

Tim Keller: Proclamation and The Poor

Take some time to read and reflect on Tim Keller’s article on the relationship between “The Proclamation of the Gospel and the Poor.” It was presented recently at the Gospel Coalition Conference and is published in the themelios journal. I’ve...

Movements Require Kingdom Thinking, not Marketplace Thinking

In a lot of ways, churches (and ministries/movements, etc.–mine) operate like the marketplace; we keep our ideas and strategies and talent and experience (good and bad) to ourselves. It mostly makes sense in the marketplace, where that kind of proprietary,...

A Network Mindset

Yet another post from Forces for Good. The authors argued that high impact nonprofits nurture networks. A network strategy allows these nonprofits to reach more people and to have far more social impact than they could through their own organization. Through expanded...